Appeal for a school place

Appeals for academy, voluntary aided and foundation schools

You’re entitled to appeal against the decision of the governing body of a voluntary aided or foundation school not to offer your child a place. Full details of how to make an appeal will be given to you by the school if your child is refused a place. An independent appeal panel will hear your appeal.

This panel will follow the same rules as for a community school. This includes appeals for admission to infant classes as the legal class size limit of 30 applies to all types of state school. The panel’s decision has to be accepted by the governing body of the particular type of school.